IABPA Training Course Standards
Recommended Training Standards/Guidelines
for a basic BPA course
Provisional Membership in the IABPA requires an endorsement by a current IABPA "Full Member" and proof of completion of a 40-hour basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis course. Proof of completion must be submitted when completing the online application.
To qualify for Provisional Membership in the IABPA, you must have attended a Basic BPA Course provided by an instructor whose course content meets the recommended guidelines established by the IABPA Education Committee*.
*A copy of the current list of instructors/courses meeting the IABPA recommendations can be found here: Instructor List - IABPA Basic Courses .PDF
The IABPA Education Committee has established recommended guidlines which include material and applications that are essential for a BPA examiner. These recommendations include supervised, laboratory-based, practical excercises and assignments and other essential material**.
**A copy if the recommended course guidelines can be found here: Recommended IABPA Basic Course Requirements (40 hour) .PDF
- THE LISTING OF TRAINING COURSES ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED AS A COURTESY AND CONVENIENCE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP AND THE BPA COMMUNITY.
- IT IS AGAINST THE POLICY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSTS TO ENDORSE OR RECOMMEND ANY PARTICULAR TRAINING COURSE OR INSTRUCTOR. AS SUCH, THE LISTING OF ANY TRAINING COURSE WITHIN THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OR A RECOMMENDATION BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSTS.
INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDED COURSE CONTENT AND ELIGIBILITY FOR IABPA MEMBERSHIP ARE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE COURSE ADMINISTRATOR OR INSTRUCTOR.